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ENGL 4691: Black American Literature

This is a research guide for Professor Wade's Fall 2022 ENGL 4691 course

About Databases

Databases are extremely useful tools for finding peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as scholarly essays and chapters in eBooks.

Not sure which database to use? 

  • Try a key database (below)
  • Search in OneSearch, and pay attention to which databases it links you to. If one database keeps showing up for your searches (e.g., JSTOR), try searching it directly.
  • Read the database titles and descriptions. Most are specific to material type (e.g., articles, chapters), disciplines (e.g., Literature) or broad areas (e.g., Humanities).
  • Ask your Librarian (email is best) or Professor!

Useful Databases for Black American Literature

Broad Databases

Statistics & Misc

Ethnic Studies Databases

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